When Coming Home Means Being Shut Out: Expanding Reentry to All Types of Offenses
Legal Action Center
April 25, 2016

“Every day, 1,885 individuals return home to their communities from prison, but for those who were convicted of what are defined as violent or sex offenses, this transition is harder to come by.  Our nation is facing the reality that our over-punitive response to drug use has made us the number one incarcerator in the world.  However, our reaction has been to shift our focus from imposing lifelong punishment after prison for individuals convicted of drug offenses to all of the people convicted of other crimes.”

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